Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Heterogaster urticae

Heterogaster urticae (Fabricius, 1775)

nettle groundbug, neetle seed-bug

on Urtica, etc.

Heterogaster urticae larva

Hoofddorp, 10.viii.2021 © Laurens van der Linde: larva

Heterogaster urticae larva

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Larvae and adults at the leaves.

host plants

Urticaceae, oligophagous

Forsskaolea angustifolia; Urtica dioica, pilulifera, urens.

Stray specimens on Echium plantagineum; Glebionis coronaria; Pinus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Heterogaster longirostris Wagner, 1949.


Observed by Ribes & Sauleda at the roots of Ammophila arenaria subsp. arundinacea; aestivation?


Alderweireldt (2001a), Alexander (2008a), Aukema, Duffels & Baez (2006a), Braun, Lippert, Weigand & Lupoli (2023c), Drees (2001a), Livory (2014a), Péricart (1998a), Ribes & Sauleda (1979a), Rieger (1995a), Wagner (1955a), Wheeler-Jr & Hoebeke (2013a), Yazici, Yildirim & Moulet (2015a).

Last modified 31.viii.2023